Phenapa, Pheṇapa: 7 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Phenapa (फेनप).—A gotra-maker of the Bhṛgu family. Phenapa is mentioned in the context of describing to Yudhiṣṭhira the greatness of cows. Phenapa’s original name was Sumitra. He lived on the shores of the river Kulajā in the mountain of Triśikhara drinking the foam of cow’s milk alone and thus getting for him the name Phenapa. (Phena = foam; Pā = drink). (Anuśāsana Parva, Mahābhārata)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pheṇapa (फेणप) or Phenapa (फेनप).—An ascetic living on fruits etc., fallen down automatically; वैखानसा वालखिल्यौदुम्बराः फेनपा वने (vaikhānasā vālakhilyaudumbarāḥ phenapā vane) Bhāgavata 3.12.43; फेनपानामृषीणां यो धर्मः (phenapānāmṛṣīṇāṃ yo dharmaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.141.96.
Derivable forms: pheṇapaḥ (फेणपः), phenapaḥ (फेनपः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Phenapa (फेनप).—[adjective] drinking foam.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Phenapa (फेनप):—[=phena-pa] [from phena] mfn. ‘foam-drinking’, feeding on foam, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] (feeding on fruits fallen from the trees, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]])
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The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 12 - Creation of Rudra, the mind-born Sons and of Manu and Śatarūpā < [Book 3 - Third Skandha]
Narayaniya (Narayaneeyam) (by Vishwa Adluri)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 23 - Duties of Forest-Hermits (Vānaprastha) and Recluses (Saṃnyāsa) < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)